West Seattle-founded Derby Brats’ Galaxy Girls to bout at Southgate

January 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm | In West Seattle news, White Center, WS & Sports | 4 Comments

(Seattle Derby Brats in action; photo by Frank Blau)
So almost everybody’s talking basketball today. But roller derby is making news too – not just because the Rat City Rollergirls‘ season is under way, but because of this big event coming to Southgate Roller Rink on Saturday. Manya shares the news on behalf of the Seattle Derby Brats:

On January 26th, at 5 pm, the Portland Rosebuds and the Seattle Derby Brats Galaxy Girls will bout at Southgate Roller Rink in White Center. They are two of the best junior roller-derby teams in the country, and they are also ranked #1 and #3 in the world.

The Seattle Derby Brats were started by a Rat City Rollergirl at Pathfinder School in West Seattle. The ‘brats’ now number 103 girls, ages 8 to 18, drawn from all areas of the Northwest.

The Galaxy Girls evolved as the competitive travel team that bouts other teams in the state and country. If you would like to read more on this sport, there’s a video at seattlederbybrats.com, the second part shows some of the girls in an actual bout.

If you enjoy great action and athleticism, come join us at Southgate Skate Center on Saturday night!

Southgate is at 9646 17th SW, less than a block south of Roxbury.


  1. Those girls are some skilled skaters!!!

    Comment by WS Parent — 2:00 pm January 21, 2013 #

  2. It would be great to have some banked track roller derby in Seattle. Flat track is better than nothing, and cheaper to produce, but I hope the sport grows enough so that it’s able to sustain some banked track action.

    Comment by Daldart — 6:08 pm January 21, 2013 #

  3. There’s the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds. Up in Everett.

    Comment by tanyar23 — 6:37 pm January 21, 2013 #

  4. You can get the Tilted Thunder schedule at http://www.tiltedthunder.com. Our Galaxy Girls will be bouting in California in March on a banked as well as flat tracks. Tilted Thunder is graciously allowing our girls to train on their banked track practice track in Ballard.

    BTW, our Galaxy Girls bouted Kitsap Derby Brats last week and won 252 to 133!

    Comment by Manya — 8:12 pm January 21, 2013 #

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